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Any Hope for cane

This is a discussion on Any Hope for cane within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was doing some pruning of old canes and cut this one by accident, It ...

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    Default Any Hope for cane

    I was doing some pruning of old canes and cut this one by accident, It didn't have any leaves on it but was still plump and green. After I cut it i put the cut end in water thinking it might root, to my surprise it sent out a spike. I take it out of the water and let it dry and then put it in for a night. It finally bloomed. Is this pretty much gone or is there a way to get it to root.
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    I think the bloom is a last ditch effort to survive but it never hurts to try and save a psuedobulb. The plants want to survive as much as you want them to. Give it a shot. What do you have to lose.

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    The cane will not root. However, it is possible that it may produce some keikis.

    If you want to try it: Cut off the flower spike -- it is just a drain on the cane's resources. Lay the cane on a bed of barely damp sphag (the top of an egg carton can make a cheap but effective tray to create the moss bed). Put the cane and bed in a clear plastic bag. Inflate the bag as well as you can by blowing some air into it and seal the bag with a twist tie. Put the bag in a warm well lit area. (NO direct sun!) Open the bag once every couple weeks to make sure the moss is still barely damp and to refreshen the air in the bag. If the moss is dry, give it a light misting with a spray bottle. If the cane as enough stored moisture and energy, it may produce keikis under these conditions. If it does, then leave any keikis attached to the cane until the keiki has formed a few roots 2 inches long or longer.

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    Orchids are pretty amazing. Good luck with getting a keiki. That would be great!


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